An officer with the Davis Police in Northern California has died following a shooting that happened on Thursday night, reports said.
The suspect in the shooting was found dead in a home from what police said appeared to be a “self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
This all happened amid an incident that brought a public advisory to “shelter in place,” which was lifted later.
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News of the officer’s death was reported by Marlei Martinez at KCRA News.
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It was the first time that the police department lost an officer since 1959, she added.
Davis Police identified her as 22-year-old Natalie Corona, who was sworn in as an officer on Aug. 2.
She was considered a “rising star” with the police force, Davis Enterprise newspaper reporter Lauren Keene tweeted.
The Sacramento Bee reported that the officer was shot close to 5th and D Streets as she responded to an accident involving three cars at about 7 p.m.
She was taken to UC Davis Medical Center, the newspaper added.
Reporter Hannah Darden tweeted at about 11:15 p.m. PT that police reportedly had the suspect cornered inside a home.
The suspect was believed to be on foot.
He was described as a white man in his 20s with an average build, wearing a baseball cap, a black jacket, blue or tan jeans and black tactical boots.
A “shelter in place” advisory issued for the University of California, Davis was lifted at about 11:30 p.m. PT, but people were still advised to avoid the city’s downtown.
- With files from The Associated Press